If you’ve been dreaming of a Euro trip since forever, the good news is that many EU countries are finally starting to open up again to international travellers, albeit with some restrictions. We recommend making summer travel plans closer to home just in case, and of course, packing a LUXE guide or two so you can hit the ground running.
Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some of LUXE’s favourite hotels in Europe to bed down at:
Le Pavillon de la Reine, Paris
Full of charm and historic atmos, choose between chintz with wooden beams or one of the slinky contempo duplexes. Codage spa lifts the veil on Parisienne beauty secrets, while the clubby, cosy library-bar whips up delish wintry cocktails, then opens out onto a sunny terrasse in summer.
Learn more at pavillon-de-la-reine.com
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Henrietta Hotel, London
Sublime period poppet that stands apart from the country house set with its Deco relief and handsome, Italian-esque curvature. Experimental-run bar (natch) and playful Mediterranean eats, all but a stiletto’s toss from Covent Garden Market.
Learn more at henriettahotel.com
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Palazzo Dama, Rome
A hotel in central Rome with a full outdoor pool? Miracles do happen! Set in a white turn-of-the-century villa and surrounded by olive tree-dotted gardens, this dashing dame also reps 12 deco-styled rooms and suites, chandeliered Pacifico for zingin’ Peruvian, a darkly dapper bar and swish private club Raspoutine.
Learn more at palazzodama.com
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Hotel Lungarno, Florence
Varying hues of blue pervade this handsomely revamped Ferragamo buck, the most classical of all the Lungarno Collection hotels. Splash out on an Arno-flanking naval-inspired suite for idyllic snapshots of the Ponte Vecchio and turn-of-the-century Grand Tour vibes.
Learn more at lungarnocollection.com/hotel-lungarno
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Sir Victor, Barcelona
Edgy, minimalist limestone and curved steel ship of stark Nippon-esque rooms, mwah lobby bar, starry table Moo, Spaciomm spa, and scene-queen rooftop bar n’ pool – so close to Gaudi’s La Pedrera you can almost kiss it.
Learn more at sirhotels.com
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